2013 Hyland Estates Coury Pinot Noir
2013 Coury Pinot Noir
2013 Coury Pinot Noir
DescriptionNose: Blackberry, Peat, Fresh Strawberries, and Sarsaparilla
Mouth: Vanilla, Coffee, Cola, and Raspberry
The Suitcase CloneThe true source of the Coury Clone is shrouded in mystery, but it is believed to have been brought back from Alsace in 1964 by the clone’s namesake: Charles Coury. The Coury Pinot Noir is a limited barrel selection from self-rooted vines in the oldest blocks of the vineyard.
Accolades92 Points (Cellar Selection) - Wine Enthusiast
92 Points - Vinous/Tanzer
91 Points - Wine Spectator
VinificationHarvest Date: 10/5-12/2013
Brix at Harvest: 22
Aging: 8 Months
Barrels: 100% French Oak
New Oak: 31%
Blocks: 3C & 6
Year Planted: 1974 and 1989
The VintageA tale of two vintages, the Willamette Valley saw near-perfect weather up until late September when the remnants of typhoon Pabuk from the Western Pacific slammed into the Pacific Northwest and forced a brief intermission from harvest activity. When the sun returned in the first week of October it brought about one of the warmest and driest Octobers on record. A classic Indian Summer.
An exceptionally dry, mild winter ushered in a growing season in the Willamette Valley that commenced with bud break in early April, roughly two weeks ahead of its typical schedule. Bloom occurred in mid-June under clear, blue skies leading to the commencement of harvest on September 13th - a full month earlier than 2011. The rain and cold arrived on September 27th and Laurent Montalieu decided to wait it out before picking the remaining 60% of our crop. This decision proved to be fortuitous as the warmth of October allowed for superb sugar levels in the berries coinciding with perfect physiological ripeness. Laurent described this as an incredible ending to a challenging harvest with the berries picked before the rain showing more delicacy and finesse, while the berries picked after the rain show deeper, darker, more complex fruit. In the end, the wines of 2013 will become another exceptional, and classically Oregon vintage.
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